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Wellness Alternatives provides individualized health care to naturally balance structural, biochemical, and psychological health. We work with patients of all ages to achieve optimal wellness and disease prevention.

 

Tenets of Functional Splanchnology

It is important to understand that the way the body works does not change to suit a current philosophy of a diseases cause and effect. Neurology, physiology and anatomy in the human body do not change. They have meaning and cannot be ignored, separated, or changed to suit a particular philosophy. By understanding the normal neurology, physiology and anatomy, dysfunction can be recognized. By recognizing the dysfunction, you will understand the effect. Each rationalizes into a procedure that we hope will eliminate the cause of disease and alters the effect back to normal health.

About

 Dr. David Peterson, DC, DCCN, FAAIM

Dr. Dave started on the journey of Functional Medicine as a student Doctor at Chiropractic college. He attended the first Functional Endocrinology course and has continued his education ever since. The only Chiropractor to be listed in St. Louis Magazine Best Doctors 2008. He was one of five Doctors in the United States given unlimited lab testing by Pharmasean Labs.

Dr. Dave is in both the “Why Do I Still have Thyroid Symptoms? When My Lab Tests Are Normal.” and “Why Isn’t My Brain Working?”

The unlimited lab testing gave him a unique perspective into Thyroid, Autoimmune, Hormone and Neurotransmitters.

Articles

Fives Stages of Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

Hashimoto’s is a progressive autoimmune condition and the Five stage of Hashimoto’s have been identified. Stage 1 A person has the immune system imbalance that predisposes them to development of Autoimmune conditions, one of which is Hashimoto’s. For all intents and purposes they do not have thyroid disease or an autoimmune disease. Their thyroid function …

What is Th17?

The purpose of Th17 cells is to clear pathogens, which are not efficiently handled by TH1 and TH2 type of immunity. The induction of Th17 responses must go through three distinct steps: Induction, amplification and stabilization. The stability of Th17 population is only relevant if it is protective against a given pathogen-invader or other kind …

Chronic Inflammation Uncouples the Adrenals

Chronic inflammation causes the Adrenals (HPA axis) to be uncoupled from the Vasomotor Autonomic System (VAS). That’s correct. Despite the fact that the adrenals are disconnected from autonomic control; many Doctors suspect and treat adrenal fatigue in any patient who has low grade or a chronic inflammation. Why? They didn’t look any deeper, questioning why are …

Contact

Wellness Alternatives

Dr. David Peterson, DC, DCCN, FAAIM

 

17331 Penn Valley Dr. Penn Valley, CA 95946

 

Email: dpeterson@stlwa.com

Office: 530-615-4083

Text: 530-451-6048

Skype: stlwadrdave